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Digital Undergrounds: Tools for Radicals and Futurists

People's Food Co-op
3029 SE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97202 (map)

Access Notes

The room is located upstairs from People’s Co-op sales floor and has a lift for wheelchair accessibility.



We hear a lot about the entrepreneurs, engineers, and companies that shape the digital landscape. But what about the communities that radicalize and transform the world, enacting power from below, using digital technology?

With a series of guest speakers and artists from Portland’s tech and creative scene, we will examine:

  • The question of digital globalization and the emergence of tech in Africa, Latin America, and in indigenous communities.
  • What it means to be an engineer: How do gender, race, and place affect who is recognized as such, and who is not?
  • The relationship of Black aesthetics, girl culture, and the global arts to the digital world, which draws heavily from this creativity in form and content.
  • Ways to advocate for distributing digital resources to marginalized groups in the Portland area and beyond.

Instructor: Ali Colleen Neff, Ph.D. is a digital anthropologist, UX researcher, and the founder of CultureEncode, a center for advocacy and consulting for digital diversity.

Learn more and sign up here: https://www.pugspdx.com/march-2018-courses/digital-undergrounds